The exhibition brings together photographs by Andreas Mühe and paintings by Sebastian Nebe. Both Mühe and Nebe make art that grapples with their roots and the places and contexts in which they grew up. At a time of political uncertainty, the demise of utopian visions, and an increasingly poisonous social climate, their works reflect on the collective and individual longings and anxieties of today. In this light, Nebe’s landscapes and Mühe’s portraits may be read as visionary and yet intimate memoirs of complex circumstances.

Andreas Mühe, b. Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1979. He lives in Berlin and has worked as a freelance photographer since 2001. Lead Awards 2008, 2014 & 2015 (Portraitfotografie des Jahres), 2013 Art Directors Club 2013: Fotografie – Bildjournalismus, 2012 Deutscher Reporterpreis (Grand Prix), 2010 Hansel-Mieth-Preis. Selected solo exhibitions: 2018 Red Brick Museum Beijing, 2018 König Galerie Berlin, 2018 König Galerie London, 2017 Kunstverein Ulm, 2017 Deichtorhallen Hamburg – Haus der Photographie, 2016 Kunsthalle Rostock. Selected group shows: 2018 Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin, 2018 Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2017 G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig, 2015 FOMU Fotomuseum Antwerpen, 2015 Benaki Museum Athens, 2014 Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, 2012 NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.

Sebastian Nebe, b. Blankenburg/Harz, 1982. He lives and works in Berlin. From 2002 to 2005 he studied at the Burg Giebichenstein – University of Art and Design Halle/Saale, 2005–2009 Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, 2012 Meisterschüler (postgraduate) of Astrid Klein at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. 2013 Leipziger Volkszeitung Art Award. Selected solo exhibitions: 2016 Galerie Kleindienst Leipzig, 2014 Salon Rauch Hamburg, 2013 Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, 2013 Centre d`art contemporain Passerelle, Brest. Selected group shows: 2017 Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin, 2017 Refshaleøen Copenhagen, 2016 Bikini Berlin, 2015 Auf AEG Nürnberg, 2015 Kunstraum Ortloff Leipzig, 2011 Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin.